Last spring I picked up a bag of compost from the side of the shed and found a couple of New Zealand flatworms underneath. Yikes! These horrors are invasive species, and they eat earthworms so are not very welcome. They are about 5-10 cm long when stretched out, although they are normally found curled up … Continue reading New Zealand flatworms in Yorkshire!
Investing in the soil
Like a lot of Sheffield, this garden is both blessed and cursed with a heavy clay soil. Its been improved in parts but last year’s heatwave baked the ground brick hard and brought out huge cracks which took months to close. Digging the pond last year I hit thick bands of yellow grey clay a … Continue reading Investing in the soil